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BlackSwan Technologies Launches World’s First AI Operating System, Raises $28 Million in Funding to Pioneer Next Generation of Enterprise Software

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Groundbreaking AI Software Highlighted by Gartner As “Bringing AI Closer to Human Learning and Intelligence”  

Company’s Stealth Mode Successes Include Tens of Millions in Revenue, Long-Term Contracts & Partnerships with the World’s Largest Consultancies & Fortune 500 Clients

BlackSwan Technologies launches as the world’s first enterprise AI operating system, enabling any company to leverage the most advanced artificial intelligence for an unprecedented level of operational efficiency and data-driven decision making. Since it began offering its technology to a limited customer base earlier this year, BlackSwan Technologies has generated tens of millions of dollars in revenue through multi-year contracts with many leading businesses. The company has also established a groundbreaking partnership with Deloitte to provide leading global banks an AI-powered platform that is already proven to increase revenue and drive efficiencies.

BlackSwan Technologies was recently recognized in Gartner’s 2020 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies report as a pioneer in “bringing AI

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GoGet Raises USD 2 Mn In Series A Led By Monk’s Hill Ventures

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The funding will be used to scale the startup’s services in Malaysia through product development, and building and expanding its product as well as technology teams

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GoGet announced on Tuesday that it has closed a Series A round of USD 2 million led by Monk’s Hill Ventures.

The platform connects multinational corporations, small and medium enterprises, and business owners to verified flexible workers who are also called GoGetters. It will also expand its sales and digital marketing teams to grow user acquisition.

“The traditional labor market is inefficient during these challenging times. Businesses especially SMEs need to find innovative ways to cut costs while being profitable. Our robust technology provides these businesses a cost-efficient

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Alkira Raises $54M Series B for Network Cloud Offering Following Transformative Customer Deployments

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The Alkira Network Cloud Offers Dramatic Simplification and Agility Across Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Networks with Integrated Network and Security Services

Alkira®, Inc., the Network Cloud pioneer, announced today a $54M Series B funding led by Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT) with participation from Sequoia Capital, Kleiner Perkins, GV (formerly Google Ventures), and others. Alkira has raised $76M to date. The new funds will be used to scale the company to meet global market demand for the Alkira Cloud Services Exchange™(CSX). The Alkira CSX is a Network Cloud, a global unified network infrastructure delivered as-a-service with 1) connectivity for hybrid and multi-cloud networks 2) integrated network and security services, and 3) end-to-end operational visibility and governance.

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The Alkira Network Cloud is the first global unified network infrastructure delivered as-a-service with connectivity for hybrid and multi-cloud networks, integrated network and

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Content Marketplace Pepper Content Raises INR 31.6 Cr Funding Led by Lightspeed India

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The company said it plans to use the fresh capital to expand to text, design audio, and video content in India and Southeast Asia

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Content marketplace Pepper Content on Tuesday announced it has raised INR 31.6 crore (USD 4.2 million) led by Lightspeed India.

A clutch of angel investors, including Beerud Sheth (Founder, Upwork), Balaji Srinivasan (Coinbase CTO), Gaurav Munjal (Founder, Unacademy), Aakrit Vaish (Founder, Haptik), Miten Sampat (ex-CSO, Times Internet), Akhil Paul (Caparo Group), Utsav Somani (iSeed/AngelList), Dilip Khandelwal (Ex-MD, SAP Labs India) and Gaurav Mandlecha (Growth, Airmeet) also participated in the funding round.

The company said it plans to use the fresh capital to expand to text, design audio, and video content in India and Southeast Asia.

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Sweetheart Kitchen Raises US$17.7 Million In Series C Funding Round To Launch New Brands And Kitchen Units Across MENA

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Cloud kitchen operator Sweetheart Kitchen has successfully secured €15 million (US$17.7 million) in a Series C funding round backed by strategic investors, led by the company’s founder and CEO Peter Schatzberg.

As a delivery-only multi-brand virtual kitchen, Schatzberg notes that the Dubai-based company is keen to invest their funding into supply chain technology, food design and hiring talent, as they had previously done, and which they plan to continue to do so. “Scaling units is certainly one important objective for us, but we are also investing in streamlining our processes and systems to achieve profitability.”

As a company that is only 15 months old, it’s noteworthy to point out its impressive milestones. The startup (which, according to a Wamda report, is backed by Germany’s Delivery

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Yotascale raises a $13M Series B to help companies track and manage their cloud spends

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These days when you found a startup, you don’t go out and buy a rack of servers. And you don’t build an in-house datacenter team. Instead, you farm out your infrastructure needs to the major cloud platforms, namely Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.

That’s all well and good, but over time any startup’s cloud setup will become more complex, varied and perhaps multi-provider. Throw in microservices and one can wind up with a big muddle, and an even bigger bill. That’s the problem that Yotascale wants to attack.

And there’s money backing the startup’s progress, including $13 million in new capital. The round, a Series B, was led by Aydin Senkut at Felicis with participation from other capital pools, including Engineering Capital, Pelion Ventures and Crosslink Capital. Yotascale has now raised $25 million in total.

The funding event caught my eye, as I’ve heard startup CEOs discuss their

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Twilio buys Segment, and Airkit raises $28M for its low-code platform

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Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.

This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest big news, chats about the coming week, digs into some recent funding rounds and mulls over a larger theme or narrative from the private markets. You can follow the show on Twitter here and myself here — and don’t forget to check out last Friday’s episode.

So, what was on our minds this morning?

  • Headlines: The Twilio-Segment deal is real, happening, and is priced about where we expected. Big names in the ex-China Internet want to make encryption worse. And, how the United States government would break up Google is becoming clearer by the week.

  • On the Twilio Segment deal, as TechCrunch and Forbes anticipated, the transaction came in around $3.2 billion, forming something of a API monster from their combined

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Miko Raises INR 23 Cr In Pre-series B Round Led By Stride Ventures

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Existing investors Chiratae Ventures, YourNest Venture Capital and NASSCOM former chairman Keshav Murugesh also participated in the round

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Mumbai-based startup Miko—founded in 2015 by IIT-Bombay graduates Sneh R. Vaswani, Prashant Iyengar and Chintan Raikar—has raised INR 23 crore in a pre-series B round led by Stride Ventures.

Existing investors Chiratae Ventures, YourNest Venture Capital and NASSCOM former chairman Keshav Murugesh also participated in the round.

The trio founded Emotix which focuses on creating emotionally intelligent solutions and its products leverage proprietary and state of the art artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and Internet-of-Things.

Launch Of Miko 2

After the success of their first generation of Miko, the robotics startup developed Miko 2—a puppy-sized

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Tanium, backed by Salesforce Ventures, quietly raises funding round

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  • The cybersecurity firm Tanium is quietly raising $200 million in funding and has sold $150.5 million in securities to investors, according to a SEC Form D filed on Monday.
  • It’s unclear if the filing accounts for a “significant investment” from Salesforce Ventures that was announced in June. At the time, Tanium did not disclose how much funding it raised in that round, only that it brought the company to a $9 billion valuation.
  • In September, Tanium brought on former Ford CEO Mark Fields as its lead board member as it transitioned to 5G.
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Tanium, one of the most valuable cybersecurity companies in

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Exer Labs raises $2 million and launches computer vision app for Peloton-style coached workouts

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Denver-based Exer Labs has raised $2 million in funding and unveiled its AI and computer vision Exer Studio app for the Mac. Exer Studio captures your movements with your laptop’s camera to evaluate your form and offer coaching advice. It can share your results with friends, fitness coaches, and others, and a Peloton-style leaderboard motivates you to work harder.

CEO Zaw Thet said in an interview with VentureBeat that Exer relies on edge-based AI (meaning it uses your smartphone’s computing power) and computer vision to power its motion coaching platform. It offers real-time audio and visual feedback on almost any type of human motion via a Mac (and its camera), without needing a human in the loop. The mission is to help people move, train, and play better. Coaches can also use the app for virtual classes and easily see who needs help.

“Gyms have closed and are having trouble

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